Relief coating of hollowware has always been one of the most difficult techniques for a silversmith. This jug, designed by Otto Prutscher in the 1930s, captures the light and reflects its surroundings. Though the manufacturing of the jug requires total mastery of the material, the elegance of the object conceals the painstaking exactitude involved in its production.
1882, Alexander Sturm, a trained gold- and silversmith, founded what is today Wiener Silber Manufactur in Vienna. By the turn of the century, the silversmiths created objects for the intellectual elite that favored the simple lines of the Wiener Werkstätte.
Wiener Silber Manufactur uses a special alloy that contains 94% by mass of silver (Sterling silver, by comparison, only contains 92.5% of silver). The high value of raw materials ensures that the product value will increase over the years. In addition, the silverware is exceptionally easy to clean, since it is dishwasher-proof and extremely resistant to tarnishing.
Silver Plated with Gold-gilding
W 5.1 x H 9.8 in
W 12.9 x H 24.9 cm
Jug Martele | $12,300
Jug with Gilding | $12,150